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Cape Coral painter undeterred by coronavirus as he chases his dream

A Cape Coral man is doing everything he can to continue his passion for painting.

Christopher Tuscan works in Chicago, but during season he works remotely from Cape Coral in order to let him paint during his free time.

Most days, Tuscan posts himself around town, paintbrush in hand and a trunk full of canvas.

“I try to capture whatever I’m looking at.”

He has built his life around the arts and the coronavirus won’t stop him.

“I went to Ringling School of Art up in Sarasota, so I started off as an illustrator, I now work as a commercial artist and advertising,” he said.

But even in his 50s, he’s still chasing his dream.

“I’m trying to get into some full-time galleries, but yeah, I paint … this is gonna be my next profession.”

One that someday might allow him to travel the world and capture its beauty on a 10-by-16 canvas.

“There’s plein aire painter groups. They paint for seven days, have a big show and then they pack up and they go to another location,” he said.

“I’ve painted churches, the old post office on Pine Island and a bunch of sunrises. Every day is something different.”

Tuscan said that living his dream starts with dedication. He wakes up at 6 o’clock every morning to practice and hone his skills.

Reporter:Janae Muchmore
Writer:Jackie Winchester
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